General Health Resources

MEDLINEplus [also in Spanish]
Extensive, up to date and authoritative health information from the National Institute of Health and National Library of Medicine.
  Current information about clinical research in human volunteers.
Health and Wellness Resource Center
  Comprehensive up-to-date health and wellness information, including the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine.
Household Products Database
  Information on the health effects of common household products.
Tox Town [also in Spanish]
  Explore environmental health hazards in specific locations (school, home, office, etc.).
UCSD Health Guide
  Patient-oriented health and wellness information.

Doctor Information Resources

American Board of Medical Specialists
Search for specialists. (Free registration, password sent via email)
American Medical Association
Click "Search for a Physician" in lower right. 
Medical Board of California
  Click "Continue" to find quality assurance information about your doctor.
San Diego County Medical Society
  Search by specialty and location.


Hospital Compare website
  Reports on hospital quality of care.
CA Dept of Managed Health Care
  Explain your health care rights and help you understand how to use your health care benefits.
CA Office of the Patient Advocate
  Tools to get the most out of your medical care.